Forget what you know of England, of the "Land of Hope and Glory." Instead,
try damp and depressing, and embrace this miserable island for what it is. Our
story kicks off in 1976: the country coming apart at its flared corduroy seams,
a decade after the Great Train Robbery, when British crime has gone decidedly
soft in the middle. Time for a new generation of criminals to rise: a band of
snotty-nosed heroes driven by destiny and cheap cider, who will strike fear back
into the establishment, put art back into crime and crime back into art, and
pull off what will become known as the heist of the century. Collects LAST GANG
IN TOWN #1-6.
Simon Oliver is the writer of the Wildstorm comic book series GEN(1)3 and the Vertigo comic book series THE EXTERMINATORS and HELLBLAZER PRESENTS: CHAS--The KNOWLEDGE. He also wrote the acclaimed Vertigo Crime graphic novel NOCHE ROJA and FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS.